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Family Daze: Proper backpack criteria

by Debbie Farmer

I hate to break it to you, but you might as well know: the current rage in elementary and middle schools isn’t designer jeans or pricy inflatable tennis shoes. It is backpacks. Face it, they are no longer just a handy way to carry books around. They are, according to my 12-year-old daughter, a personal statement about who you are. And the wrong kind can mark a

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Lone gunman robs Casey’s

Casey’s General Store in Gallatin was robbed Wednesday night just before closing, at about 10:45 p.m.

Two employees were in the store at the time: Shannon Watson, who has worked at Casey for seven years, and Jolene King, who has worked at the store for two years.

Both women were standing behind the counter. A juvenile had been in the store a few minutes earlier and left.

It was raining

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Melvin Lee selected to replace David Neth on Winston R-6 board

Melvin Lee was selected to fulfill the term for David Neth after an interview of board candidates during the regular meeting of the Winston R-6 Board of Education held Thursday, Aug. 19. Mr. Neth resigned about two months ago.

The board was informed that the district had met the Annual Yearly Performance (AYP) standards in both communication arts and math at both building level and district level.

New board policies

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Bids accepted for construction of sewerage system

The Gallatin Board of alderman awarded contracts for the construction of a sewerage system for the city of Gallatin during their regular meeting held Monday, Aug. 23. The board accepted the low bid on the collection system from Sterling Excavation and on the treatment facility with alternate bid no. 2 from Lawhon Construction.

Sewer bids were opened on Aug. 19 and were as follows:

Collection System Bids

1. Sterling Excavation

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Various events slated for Relay for Life

Basket auction, talent and baby show, entertainment, much more

Final plans are being made for Rock Around the Clock for Relay for Life on Saturday, Aug. 28-29, on the courthouse square in Gallatin.

Relay for Life Chairperson Terry Pierce said luminarias will still be available for purchase on Saturday at the registration tent. Around 50-60 baskets full of goodies will be offered in a silent basket auction under the big

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Observations at the Missouri State Fair

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

Observation 1: Food concessionaires at the Missouri State Fair wear latex gloves to prevent food contamination. I stopped at a kiosk and bought some popcorn. The vendor filled my popcorn box with his protective-gloved hands and proceeded to wind cotton candy with – you guessed it – his hands in the same protective gloves. Apparently the gloves are to protect the vendors.

Observation 2:

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Terin Humphrey strikes silver…again!

Former Albany resident Terin Humphrey captured her second silver medal of the 2004 Athens

Olympic Games

Former Albany resident Terin Humphrey captured her second silver medal of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games over the weekend by finishing runnerup in competition in the uneven bars.

Humphrey, who lives in Blue Springs and trained at Al Fong’s Great American Gymnastics Express, is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Humphrey and granddaughter of

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Driver Exam Station in Kingston relocates to Hamilton

The Driver Examination Station in Kingston will move from the Caldwell County Court House to the Hamilton City Hall.

The Driver Examination Station in Kingston will move from the current

location at the Caldwell County Court House to the Hamilton City Hall

building. The Hamilton City Hall is located at 200 S. Davis in

Hamilton. Testing will be conducted on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each

month. The testing

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Horsin’ Around

J.R. had polio at the age of nine and his doctor told his parents that a good way to strengthen his legs was to ride horses.

Betty Jo Bird of Gallatin

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the Young At Heart section of the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press on Friday, Aug. 20.

Macon R. and Florence Atha Bird lived in Faucett, Mo., where J.R., my husband, was born. They

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